The Black Student Initiative fund (Black SIF) offers financial support to Black student groups and individuals to support the experience of Black students and foster community amongst Black students across the St. George campus. Funds are allocated on a rolling basis.
Examples of past projects include:
- Black Excellence Night
- Black Muslim Identities Workshop
- Black Speculative Arts Movement Toronto
- Politics of Black Hair
Black U of T students and/or student groups from the St. George campus
How The Program Works
Simple events or initiatives without (virtual) speakers or facilitators
Tier 1 funding is available for small-scale or simple initiatives that require funds up to $499 CAD for venue and food related expenses. Examples include snacks (with plates, napkins etc.) for an open mic night, a meet & greet session, supplies for a “mocktail” event or a room booking or A/V fee.
Medium-large initiatives with (virtual) speakers or facilitators
Tier 2 funding is available for initiatives that require funds from $500 – $3000 CAD to enhance the student experience and foster a sense of community on St. George campus. Examples include an alumni night, an art exhibition, a workshop or speaker series, a themed conference or a cultural event for students.